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Palmer’s memoir ‘Art of Asking’ is latest audiobook at library

News from Killeen Daily Herald: Amanda Palmer is a pretty interesting person. Many are intrigued by her erratic, theater-girl ways and commitment to living bohemian at any costs. (She is known to sleep at strangers’ houses while on tour.) Others think she’s a poser — the ultimate scammer. Me? I’m somewhere in the middle, curious about what she does outside of her many songs that I’ve listened to while attending the University of Texas at Austin. I’ve been interested in her artistically, but never on following in her footsteps. Those who are like, “Monique, what and who is Amanda Palmer?” may have never been to a South by Southwest Festival week or are probably not among the indie-rock genre fans. But that’s OK. Either way, she can be a divisive figure. When I heard … Read entire article »

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Free Audiobook Downloads through Simsbury Public Library

News from Hartford Courant: From the community By Community Contributor jnagy00000 About this post If you are planning a trip, you have a long commute or if you are looking for entertainment on the treadmill or during your daily walk, try an audiobook downloaded for free through the Simsbury Public Library. In addition to audiobook selections from Overdrive and Hoopla Digital, OneClickdigital offers another platform for patrons. It includes the largest collection of digital audiobooks, including exclusive content from Recorded Books, as well as titles from all major publishers. Besides fiction and classics, OneCli……………. continues on Hartford Courant >>> Read the full article Related News: … Read entire article »

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My Audiobook Library Launches Kickstarter Campaign

News from mediabistro.com: << PREVIOUS Reading Rainbow to Publish LeVar Burton’s First Picture Book NEXT >> New Teaser Unleashed For ‘Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Mediabistro Course Starting September 4, draft your nonfiction book for publication! In this course, you’ll learn how to effectively research your topic, find and sustain your voice, distinguish your book in a crowded marketplace, navigate the publis……………. continues on mediabistro.com >>> Read the full article Related News: … Read entire article »

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Salem Public Library offers class on their eBook and audiobook database

News from Statesman Journal: Help is available at Salem Public Library for anyone interested in learning more about eBooks and audiobooks available through the Library2Go program. / Statesman Journal file Written by Barbara Curtin Statesman Journal ADVERTISEMENT More In Life/Entertainment ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Reset your password Enter your email and we will send you a link to reset your password. Email >>> Read the full article Related News: News from antiMUSIC.com: . On Friday Paul Stanley Previews Memoir Audiobook was a top story. Here is the recap: (hennemusic) KISS frontman Paul Stanley is sharing a preview of the audiobook version of his upcoming memoir, “Face The Music: A Life Exposed”, which will be published April 8. The 432-page memoir chronicles Stanley’s life and rise to global success with KISS, which he co-founded in January of 1973 with bassist Gene Simmons from the ashes of the pair’s … Read entire article »

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Tales2Go nabs $750K to bring its library of audio books to schools nationwide

News from VentureBeat: Tales2Go’s founders William Weil and wife Tracey Weil Research has shown that children need to be good listeners before they can be good readers. The founders of a startup called Tales2Go believe audio books can boost kids’ listening comprehension skills in their formative early years. The education technology company offers a large online selection of audio books for teachers, parents, and children. Today, Tales2Go received a $ 750,000 seed round of funding from Maryland Venture Fund and NewSchools Venture Fund. The Maryland-based company has raised a total of $ 1.37 million since it was founded in 2009. The company is run by husband and wife en……………. continues on VentureBeat >>> Read the full article Related News: … Read entire article »

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At Your Library: Audio books prove irresistible

News from Fayetteville Observer: Related By Catherine Gibson I still remember my unenthusiastic response to the initial buzz and excitement surrounding audio books. I couldn’t imagine why anyone would want to listen to a book. An avid reader since childhood, and unquestionably traditional, I’ve always enjoyed curling up with a good read. Books were designed to be nestled and cradled, with each page turned in anticipation of the next line, turn or twist in the story. I stubbornly resisted new book formats until a children’s literature class at East Carolina included an audio book critique as a requirement. During enrollment in library school, the Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center proved to be an invaluable resource, as I was able to locate many fiction items on my required reading lists. It was to … Read entire article »

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Beijing’s new audio books library

News from People’s Daily Online: Fighting Beijing’s lingering winter chill, a group of volunteer readers at a West Gulou Street audio library continued to work. The library assists visually impaired to “read” books. Hongdandan Xinmu Library is dedicated to empowering blind people with the ability to read. Ms. Liu Mengchun is one such full-time volunteer reader. She does not see well herself, but still manages to read for the blind. She wishes to help those with even worse eyesight and give them knowledge through her voice. Recently she is working on the translated Italian fairy tale “Favole al telefono” (Telephone Fairytales). Beneath Liu’s studio is the reading room on the first floor of library’s two-story building. Mr. Xiao Huanyi, a frequent visitor to the library, was attentively listening to a reader’s voice from a … Read entire article »

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Beijing’s new audio books library

News from China.org.cn: Fighting Beijing’s lingering winter chill, a group of volunteer readers at a West Gulou Street audio library continued to work. The library assists visually impaired to “read” books. A visually impaired visitor to Hongdandan Xinmu Library is listening to a book with the help from the library assistant. Hongdandan Xinmu Library is dedicated to empowering blind people with the ability to read. Ms. Liu Mengchun is one such full-time volunteer reader. She does not see well herself, but still manages to read for the blind. She wishes to help those with even worse eyesight and give them knowledge through her voice. Recently she is working on the translated Italian fairy tale “Favole al telefono” (Telephone Fairytales). Beneath Liu’s studio is the reading room on the first floor of library’s two-story building. Mr. … Read entire article »

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Cape Elizabeth library to add audio-book, language databases

News from The Forecaster: CAPE ELIZABETH — Although the physical expansion of Thomas Memorial Library was shot down by voters last year, the library collection – especially virtual material – continues to grow. The library will be launching two new cloud-based databases that will broaden access to books and foreign languages beginning at the end of the month. One-Click Downloads will allow library users to select from several thousand audio books and download them to use on different platforms such as e-readers, notebook computers and laptop computers. Transparent Library, a language-learning program similar to the popular online language software Rosetta Stone, will allow users to access 80 languages online. The library will be the first public library in Maine to have these databases, library Director Jay Scherma said. “We often get people coming into asking about language programs,” … Read entire article »

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Liberty Municipal Library offers e-books and audio books

News from Liberty Vindicator: If you are among the thousands of people who received an electronic reader as a Christmas gift you are no doubt anxious to download reading materials to your device and begin enjoying the new technology. You may still be trying to figure out how the device works, where to find downloadable books, and how to get them into your new reader. Your local library may be the first place to go to for assistance and also the place to find e-books that can be downloaded and enjoyed for free. The Liberty Municipal Library is now part of a consortium of East Texas libraries that have joined the electronic book world and offer e-books and audio books to their library members. Since joining the OverDrive Piney Woods Digital Library Consortium (PWDL) the … Read entire article »

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